ADS meets SIGMOD
Peter Boncz, Professor at VU Amsterdam and Senior Researcher at CWI kicked-off the event, introducing the speakers and the context of the SIGMOD conference.
Our first speaker was Matei Zaharia, original creator of Apache Spark, professor at Stanford University and Chief Technologist and Co-Founder of Databricks. He spoke about the infrastructure needed for machine learning and provided ideas and examples from industry and academia.
Xin Luna Dong, Principal Scientist at Amazon, leading the Amazon Product Knowledge Graph, and previously involved in Google’s Knowledge Vault, spoke about the challenges in harvesting knowledge from the semi-structured web.
Finally, Deep Kayal, Senior Data Scientist at Elsevier, specializing in Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning provided insight as to how Elsevier is tackling challenges by using natural language processing and machine learning in data management.
The videos of the talks can be found here.
CWI researcher Peter Boncz has been appointed as one of the 2022 fellows of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM).
The ADS Thesis Award winners for 2022 are Philipp Sommerhalter and Sarah Kwakkelaar in the BSc category and Krijn Doekemeijer and Julia Sudnik for the MSc category. The winners were announced at the ADS Highlights Event on the 8th of December 2022!
A symposium entitled ‘From Systems and Networks to Complex Cyber Infrastructures’ took place on 9th December 2022 in honor of Cees de Laat (UvA IvI) and Leon Gommans (UvA IvI).